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Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

We often have our favorite pasta when company comes over, and I’ve shared this Italian sausage recipe several times. Now many of my friends make it for their families, too. —Janelle Moore, Auburn, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, cook and crumble sausage with onion and pepper flakes over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  • Stir in tomatoes, cream, salt and basil; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta; heat through. Serve with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 751 calories, 44g fat (21g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 989mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.

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